The programme in Educational Administration is designed to enable persons who undertake school management to understand the nature of organizations and of leadership, the administrative processes necessary for the effective management of the physical plant, financial resources, staff and students, the factors influencing educational planning and the management of curriculum and instruction. Administrative theories are explored and discussed as the basis for practice; additionally, research relevant to the Jamaican and Caribbean educational leadership context is reviewed. The Duration of the programme is two years.
A first degree at or above the Lower Second Honours Level; or a grade point average equivalent to a B or above; and a professional qualification in teaching such as a postgraduate diploma or certificate, or an approved equivalent.
Applicants with a U.W.I. B. Ed. degree gained before the honours classifications were introduced (between 1970 -1985), must have a minimum of B grade average. Applicants who graduated before 1970 must have a minimum of B in their research study.
Applicants with a Pass Degree will be considered only in exceptional cases where the candidate’s professional experience and performance suggest further intellectual development. Such special applications are subject to the approval of the Board for Graduate Studies.